Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Identity area

Identifier

VHEC

Authorized form of name

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

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    Other form(s) of name

      Type

      • Historical Society;Educational Organization
      • Historical Society;Museum

      Contact area

      Director

      Type

      Address

      Street address

      50-950 West 41st Avenue

      Locality

      Vancouver

      Region

      BC

      Country name

      Canada

      Postal code

      V5Z 2N7

      Telephone

      604-264-0499

      Fax

      Email

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      Archivist Primary contact

      Type

      Address

      Street address

      50 – 950 West 41st Ave

      Locality

      Vancouver

      Region

      BC

      Country name

      Canada

      Postal code

      Telephone

      604-264-0499

      Fax

      Email

      Note

      Description area

      History

      The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (VHEC) opened in 1994.

      Geographical and cultural context

      Mandates/Sources of authority

      The mission of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre is to promote human rights, social justice and genocide awareness and to teach about the causes and consequences of discrimination, racism and antisemitism through education and remembrance of the Holocaust.

      Administrative structure

      Records management and collecting policies

      The VHEC collects, preserves and makes available documentary evidence related to the Holocaust experiences of survivors and other eyewitnesses. The archives consists of institutional records; reminiscences, records and ephemera of British Columbia survivors of concentration camps, etc., and other eyewitnesses of the Holocaust; as well as minutes, correspondence and ephemera of the Holocaust Memorial Committee, the Yom Hashoah Remembrance Committee and its predecessor, the Warsaw Ghetto Committee.

      Buildings

      Holdings

      Total Volume: ca. 7 m of material, 200+ video recordings
      Inclusive Dates: 1865–1995
      Predominant Dates: 1933–1946

      Finding aids, guides and publications

      https://collections.vhec.org/Archives/Index provides information about the services and holdings of the archives, as well as information about the Centre's library, museum and testimony collections.

      Access area

      Opening times

      Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
      Friday: 9 am – 4 pm
      Saturday & Sunday: Closed

      Access conditions and requirements

      Accessibility

      Services area

      Research services

      Researchers wishing to access materials held by the VHEC are encouraged to make an appointment. No appointment is necessary to browse the library and current exhibition.

      Photo identification must be presented and registration is required prior to accessing materials in the archives, museum and Holocaust testimony collections. No food, drink, pens or indelible pencils are permitted when accessing collections materials. Researchers may be required to wear non-latex or cotton gloves when handling artefacts or fragile documents. Paper and pencils are available on site. Researchers wishing to use digital cameras (or camera equipped mobile phones) are asked to consult the collections staff on duty prior to use. Digital copies of materials may be available. Collections staff will be available to answer research questions and to help users navigate the VHEC's cross-collection database.

      Contact staff with questions and to make an appointment by phoning 604-264-0499 or emailing collections@vhec.org.

      Reproduction services

      Public areas

      Control area

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      Dates of creation, revision and deletion

      Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011.
      Revised by Myron Groover, February 27, 2012.
      Revised by Elizabeth Shaffer, June 9, 2014.
      Revised by Shyla Seller, January 2020.

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